Founded back in 1922, Coppa Italia is an annual Italian cup competition. Unlike English FA Cup, the draw for the whole tournament is made before the opening match.
Each round is played as a single leg until the semi-finals where teams face each other in double-headers. The title game is hosted by Stadio Olimpico, the stadium which can hold up to 70,634 spectators.
There are a total of 8 rounds in the Italian Cup, with top eight teams in the Serie A standings from the last season joining the competition in the third round.
The remaining 12 teams start their Coppa Italia campaign in round 2, alongside Serie B teams. Lowest-ranked clubs, on the other hand, face each other in the first round.
Juventus is leading the title dance again
Italian giants Juventus are the most successful club in the history of the Italian Cup, with the Bianconeri clinching their 13th trophy in 2018. Cittadella holds the record for the biggest win in the history of the competition as they hammered Potenza 15:0 in the 2015/2016 season.
Carpi and Livorno faced each other in the game with the most yellow cards. In the clash between the two teams from the 2015/2016 season no fewer than 12 yellow cards were shown.
Vado are the first winners of the Coppa Italia trophy, with the team beating Udinese 1-0 after extra-time in the title game at Campo di Leo. Virgilio Levratto scored the winner in the dying minutes of the match.
Roberto Mancini is the player with the most appearances in the Italian Cup, with the former Bologna, Sampdoria and Lazio superstar playing 72 games in the competition from 1981 to 2001.